Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Challenge, week 1

I've made a little challenge with myself...
Work on a home improvement project during every nap time in February.

The only rule: 
I can't buy anything.
I can only use what we have or things we get for free. 

Here's what I've done so far:

Day 1= The map.

Day 2, 3, 4, and 5= The laundry "room"
Really, it's like a closet in the basement.

Here's the before photo:

Added paint, knobs, and flooring.
Alphabet letters for Alice, lonely sock holder, and vinyl circles.

Here's the after:

How I feel about laundry:

An occasional perk to doing laundry:

Day 6= Cleaning the pot
I saw a pin on Pinterest for using a dryer sheet to clean a muffin pan.
I thought I'd try it with a stubborn pot.

Day 7= My work room
It was a disaster.
But most everything has a home, so I was able to clean it in no time.

It still needs work, but at least now I can walk through there. :)
I'd love to get some storage and shelving,
but that doesn't fit into my "no money" rule.

Now, on to week 2!


lundsincolorado said...

Wow! How are you so productive with your time? I need to learn from you. :-)

Lindsey Jo said...

Nice! Can March be the month where you come do all this at my house?

Ashley said...

if only I could be so productive. good work!

Ashley said...

Those are all fantastic! Great job, keep up the good work!!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

wow!! you give me HOPE!!! :)

Katie K. said...

You are so creative and I LOVE it! :)

crystal b. said...

Love your new laundry room. Super cute ideas! I need to make a lost sock board. :)

So can you come out to Arizona in April???? I so hope you will be there. :)

And yes, getting rid of Picnic was the absolute worst. Boo Google

Carey said...

I can't wait to do the dryer sheet idea...I thought I just ruined a pan, but now I have hope!

Shannon and Paul said...

Name your free month, Melissa, and I'll leave enough "change" in the finders' keepers jar to make it worth your time.

Nice work! Our lonely sock board would be a sizable wall, though.